Due to the lower air travel demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo-Narita Airport is temporarily reducing user fees for airlines operating at the airport.

The airport – located outside of Tokyo center in Chiba Prefecture – will temporarily waive or reduce landing and parking fees for scheduled domestic and international passenger flights.

According to a notice from the Narita International Airport Corporation, all fees will be waived for domestic flights. For international flights, the airport will reduce landing fees to around JPY ¥30000 (~USD $286) for small aircraft and JPY ¥70000 (~USD $670) for medium/large aircraft.

The change will apply to airlines until the total number of passenger flights exceeds 50% of the actual flights operated during the fiscal year 2019. The number of flights will include flights operated since April 2020.

Because of the downturn in travel demand, the airport will be suspending other initiatives to boost passenger flights for the fiscal year 2020 and beyond.

According to data from Narita Airport, the number of arrivals and departures between April and September at the airport dropped 64% from the previous year to 47,996. Passenger traffic dropped by around 94% during the same time period due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic.

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